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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 4:21 am

Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press

"This is not easy for him nor for us. We call on the people to pray and hold vigil for the health of the president." - Pro-Chavez militant Enrique Barroso upon the news that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's health has taken a turn for the worse.


"The mood in the neighborhood is very heavy. We all hoped the baby would survive." - Oscar Sabel, a retired printer who lives near the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn, N.Y., that killed a pregnant woman and her husband.


"There are good reasons for North Korea to fear the United States. There's a sense of crisis that persists among North Koreans toward Washington, which deploys satellites around the clock to keep a watch on Pyongyang." - Cheong Seong-chang, a South Korean analyst at the private Sejong Institute think tank, on how a Cold War still rages in Pyongyang.